Weathering the Storm

Moving can be a full-time job, frustration or fun. It’s all about how much planning you put into your move. Relocation during a rainstorm can leave you with a lot more to clean. Our movers and staff recommend the following items to keep it all breezy:

-cardboard (threshold/door frame prep)

-painting tarps (thick cloth recommended)

-water & snacks

-first week needs packed separately (leave this on the kitchen table)

-tool kit (trust)

-fresh, clean moving boxes

-dependable moving transportation (preferably clean)

TWO MEN Lawrenceville wishes you and yours a safe move! Let us know when you need us.

 

 

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ADMH’s Ride for Health

admh run thiiiiisSunday, 8/13, our staff volunteered our sweat and pedaling skills at CycleBar Dunwoody to support ADMH (Adult Disability Medical Home). Truthfully, our staff was both terrified and really excited about the opportunity to give back through spin class. We researched through videos, articles and asked friends about their experiences with spin class. None of this compares to the comfort and helpfulness we trust ADMH.

Previously, TWO MEN Lawrenceville has helped ADMH set up their annual 5K/1K for Health. Our movers loved stretching with all the runners! After the run, our staff helped ADMH staff break event items down. We’re excited to do more cardio for a great cause in September at ADMH’s Run for Health. Indoor cycling wasn’t as intense because our staff knew we’d be helping families in need.

Danielle, CycleBar‘s instructor was very helpful in guiding our ride. All 5 staff members who joined did better than expected! In our class of 42+ volunteer riders, we placed mid-low range. None of us had ever taken a cycling class but really enjoyed the atmosphere. Many thanks to Amanda from ADMH for asking us to volunteer and setting everything up!

 

 

Movers for Mutts: Hall County Animal Shelter

Our staff visited Hall County Animal Shelter and couldn’t get enough of the pups and kittens! This fall, August 21-November 15, TWO MEN Lawrenceville is benefiting the Hall County Animal Shelter by collecting items for pets in need. Movers for Mutts in Atlanta is metro-wide effort to give back to shelters, non-profits and 501c3s who need extra help placing pets. In the Gwinnett and Hall areas, TWO MEN Lawrenceville is reaching out to two shelters. Look out for more info on our mini campaign with Alcovy Pet Rescue.

 

If you have any of the following items please bring them by our Suwanee office @ 1049 Industrial Ct Suite A, Suwanee, 30024:

-bath towels

-dish towels

-laundry detergent

-cat litter

-newspaper

-dry cat and kitten food 

 

Thinking about donating your time instead of items? Giving back can be a huge help! Volunteer with us in September. Stay tuned for details.

TWO MEN Lawrenceville/Suwanee is currently looking for community partners to help collect items for Hall County Animal Shelter’s fur babies. If interested in giving back during Movers for Mutts, please email us @ info0277@twomen.com or DM us on Twitter.

Senior Moving

Helping loved ones settle into a new home after many years of memories, friendship and life events in their current home can be difficult. TWO MEN Lawrenceville takes our core value of treating everyone like we’d treat our Grandmothers seriously. Kin or not, we enjoy giving each family the utmost respect. Here’s a few tips on how to help your loved ones transition during their move:

  1. Create a digital photo album of the home they have all their memories in. Use 360 senior movingphotos on a touch-screen photo album for the most comfort.
  2. Donate together. Take unneeded items to a non-profit or collection facility together. This effort will help downsizing become one step easier.
  3. Host a “leaving the neighborhood” BBQ with family and friends. Fun and food bring people closer. Be sure to have their new address on hand for visitors!
  4. Arrange their new bedroom closely to their old bedroom. Let TWO MEN Lawrenceville bring and arrange in their favorite armoire and bookshelves. Our movers can help your loved one’s move become as seamless as possible.

Settling in can be tough for seniors. TWO MEN Lawrenceville can ensure more time with your loved ones during the transition. We’ve got the packing supplies, muscle and proper training to help your move become as efficient as possible.

College Move In Day

Shuffling school supplies, bedding, appliances and furniture into your new dorm, town house or on-campus apartment gets hectic. TWO MEN Lawrenceville has a few tips to prepare for dorm move in day.

  • dorm moving 3Bring a sibling or close relative for emotional support. Whether your parents annoy you, fully support you leaving the nest or are a little uneasy about being away from you until Thanksgiving break, a younger relative will be your best ally. When your parents have their meeting, your relative can direct our movers.
  • DM (direct message) your new roommate before move in day. Get to know them over a few texts, calls or meet ups if possible. Keep in contact before move in day to see when they’re planning on bringing everything upstairs.
  • Ask parents to help you settle in. Getting your family to move your new furniture, appliances, storage materials, technology and dorm essentials can get weird. By using TWO MEN Lawrenceville, your loved ones have time to let the college transition sink in. Plus, if you forgot an extra long charger they’ll go pick one up.
  • Leverage the move in day schedule. Plan out when meals, meeting and mandatory networking will happen. Eat an early breakfast with your family and go over the schedule with them.

Many of our movers, staff and franchisees enjoyed their college experience because of hired help. Consider using TWO MEN Lawrenceville for your student’s move day experience to spend more time helping them settle in.

Move Tip Tuesday

Know a student headed to college soon? They’re probably super excited and a little overwhelmed with packing, saying good-byes and making the most of summer. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville has a few tips for your favorite student:

  1. Ask an upperclassman what they wish they could have done on dorm move-in day. movign with students tip.jpgWisdom, experience and a few pointers from students who’ve been in school a little longer can drastically improve move-in day.
  2. Plan on trips back to see your family. Take the clothes you need, leave what you don’t. Thanksgiving break comes up really quick for Fall Semester classes. Plus, regular trips to see family members means less groceries, laundry expenses and more care packages!
  3. Plan on spending 2-4 hours on dorm move-day organizing with your new roommates. Figuring out where your favorite pens, indoor sweater and secret security blanket is in the dark is a nightmare. Avoid the drama by messaging your roommate/s ahead of time with settling in plans.

 

Think your college student has move day figured out? Let us know in the comments how they breeze through their move in day!


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Monday Motivation

Reviews are important to us! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK loves getting feedback from families who’ve used our services. Have you seen what customers have said about us on Facebook and Google? We also have internal surveys to better understand how to improve our team. Check out what Kimberly said about us:

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Thanks, Kimberly for the Monday Motivation! We’ll let our men know how much you enjoyed your move.


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Perks of In-Home Estimates (PART 1)

Relocation is one of the top stressors of your lifetime. Adding moving to the list of “learning experiences” isn’t fun. Take it from your Gwinnett and Hall relocation experts, being over-prepared never hurt anyone. Each Wednesday we’ll help you ask the right questions about In-Home Estimates. Here we go:

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Why choose a local mover?

-Atlanta traffic is as unpredictable as the weather. If your mover doesn’t live in Gwinnett or Hall county, they might not know how to navigate backroads or the quickest way to your new home without a GPS. As proud members of the Gwinnett and Hall communities, we pride ourselves in finding valuable resources for our customers. Ask your In-Home Estimator for details.

Why not give an inventory over the phone?

-Humans are flawed. Cell service is flawed. Landlines might be more accurate but the weather we’ve recently had caused a few flickers in power. Our move consultants at TWO MEN Lawrenceville do their best to help during your estimate, however homes larger than 3 rooms or with a full basement/attic or in-law suite typically have more items than we remember on the phone.

Why does an In-Home Estimate matter?

-If your family opts for an in-home estimate, chances are you’ve moved before. If this is your first move, get an accurate account of the items you need to bring with you by asking for an in-home estimate.

Why trust a moving company?

-With news, movies and your favorite TV shows highlighting criminals as movers it’s hard to see the good in moving. Look into your potential movers customer reviews on social media. This will give you a feel for how the company treats their customers. Always make sure to use a reputable relocation expert that is licensed, bonded and insured.

Why should TWO MEN AND A TRUCK be part of the moving process?

-Atlanta has a lot of renegade moving companies. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville encourages all of it’s customers to follow Clark Howard’s advice. Use a company that offers a binding estimate, or flat rate. The more flat rates you have, the more educated decision your family can make.


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Movers for Moms 2017 in Hall and Gwinnett Counties

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville/Suwanee is proud to have partnered with My Sister’s Place of Gainesville to help ladies and their families in need. My Sister’s Place helps families transition from domestic violence to prosperity. They also help families avoid homelessness and provide job placement assistance.

Your super Suwanee movers spread the word about Movers for Moms involvement with My Sister’s Place at the Suwanee Beer Fest, Daffodil Dash 5K, Gwinnett Beer Fest and Paws in the Park. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville/Suwanee helped collect over 500 items and was even featured on CBS46’s Atlanta Plugged In during our Movers for Moms program. Check out what CBS46 had to say about Movers for Moms here.

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As greater ATL’s top mover, we’d love to keep giving back year-round to as many non-profits as possible. Help us reach more families and individuals in need by letting us know about your favorite non-profits in the comments section or email via info0277@twomen.com.


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Movers for Mutts 2016 Results

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Lawrenceville loved working with local businesses and community members during Movers for Mutts last fall. In order to collect more items for Hall County Animal Shelter, we extended the program into December. Our Lawrenceville staff gathered 1,192 items for rescues during Movers for Mutts!earthwise-in-buford-277

Special shout outs to Pooch ‘N Paws and Earthwise in Buford for going above and beyond. Movers for Mutts in Lawrenceville and Suwanee would not have been possible without these wonderful partners.

Earthwise Pet in Buford came in the mix later into our Movers for Mutts campaign but made every effort to help! We’re excited to partner with them again this fall :]

 

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Every time we came by or called to check in, each employee went the extra mile to help. We salute Pooch ‘N Paws for their strong effort to gather items for Movers for Mutts. Our Suwanee movers wish Pooch ‘N Paws a wonderful spring and summer.

 

In a few weeks, we’ll back at Paws in the Park for round two! Our Lawrenceville staff enjoyed meeting new four-legged friends and spreading the word about Movers for Mutts last September on the Lawrenceville Lawn. This spring, Paws in the Park is back on 4/22. If your family is looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, come by and see all the pretty pups!

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